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Britton: Swansea City Are In A Strong Position

Britton: Swansea City Are In A Strong Position

Leon Britton says Swansea City are in a strong position and could achieve promotion next season if we make the right signings.

The midfielder's free transfer to Sheffield United has dominated the headlines recently and of course plenty of speculation is circulating as to why he moved.

by phillip
'I am slightly worried that he might of known a few players are going to leave.'
The 27 year-old insists it wasn't for the money, but he rejected the chance to try his luck in the Premiership with Wigan Athletic.

The real reason why he decided that it was time to leave the Swans after 7 years only he truly knows. Some fans believe it was purely for the money, while others he's moved to a bigger club who can offer better wages and a better chance of promotion to the top flight.

Swansea City had a great chance of finishing in the play-offs last season as we occupied 4th place for a lengthy period, but we let it slip away with a severe drop in form in the final few months.

A lack of strengthening in February and March frustrated manager Paulo Sousa as he was unable to cope with a number of injuries, plus his tactics were also often in question.

'Make the right signings and we can achieve promotion' is much easier said than does for us this Summer. Our big challenge is keeping hold of our other key players, and then we can look to improve our very weak forward line. A strikeforce that could only manage 40 goals in a whole season.

Britton told the Evening Post:

'I think Swansea are in a strong position'

'We went so close to the play-offs in the last two seasons and, if the right players come in this summer, there is no reason why they can't go one step further.

'Swansea have got to try to make the right signings, and it is also important that they keep the squad together.

'There has been speculation about some players leaving and the club have got to do all they can to make sure they all stay.'


Britton also insisted that the Swans do pay decent wages despite our strict wage budget.

'It's obviously difficult when there are clubs coming down from the Premier League and have a lot of money to spend,'

'But I think they are competing. Swansea do pay decent wages and they are certainly not the lowest payers in the Championship or anything like that.

'The club is really well run. You look around and there are so many clubs in debt, but Swansea don't work that way.

'Other clubs have spent a lot of money and have not got a lot of success in return, and now they are trying to cut back.

'Other clubs are trying to do things the way Swansea have been doing them for a long time.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday June 14 2010
Time: 6:14PM

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